Archive of December 3, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 3, 2019

Quebec considers expanding eligibility for euthanasia

Dec 3, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Quebec's health minister announced Friday that the province will open a consultation on allowing euthanasia for people who can no longer give informed consent or who will die of an illness in the more distant future.

Spanish cardinal: Prospect of left-wing coalition government a 'serious emergency'

Dec 3, 2019 - 05:49 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Valencia wrote Saturday that in the wake of an inconclusive general election, a pre-agreement between Spain's prominent socialist and left-wing populist parties could have grievious cultural repercussions.

Chinese bishop says Catholics must put 'love for homeland' first

Dec 3, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- A Chinese bishop has said that Catholics in the country must put their loyalty to the state before the faith. Bishop John Fang Xingyao made the statement during a Communist Party sponsored meeting in Beijing last week.

Updated: Sheen beatification postponement not related to 2007 cover-up allegation, sources say

Dec 3, 2019 - 02:43 pm .- The delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen is not related to a 2007 allegation that Bishop Fulton Sheen witnessed and covered up an act of clerical sexual abuse, sources close to the beatification told CNA.

Fulton Sheen beatification postponed

Dec 3, 2019 - 01:10 pm .- The scheduled beatification of Ven. Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed after several U.S. bishops asked that the cause be given more time for examination.

Pope Francis: Disabled people are not in humanity's minor 'leagues'

Dec 3, 2019 - 10:03 am .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that disabled people make important contributions to humanity, and called discrimination against them a sin. The pope added that disabled people are not members of humanity's minor “leagues.”

UK push for at-home abortion pills denounced as unsafe

Dec 3, 2019 - 12:22 am .- A pro-life group in the UK has decried a report from a London-based medical association calling for women to be able to access abortion pills without meeting in-person with a doctor.